Students at Truro School Sixth Form had plenty of reasons to celebrate on A-Level results day with 81% of all results graded at A*-B, 63% at A*/A and 25% at A*, challenging a national trend which predicted grades to fall halfway between 2019 and 2021 figures.
Mr Andy Johnson, Head at Truro School said, “I would like to pay tribute to all of our ninety-seven Upper Sixth leavers whose immense courage and determination over the last few years we celebrate today. For a cohort who had never sat public examinations before, this group of young people have overcome a range of personal and educational challenges and seized every opportunity to learn and develop over the last two years, both remotely and in School. The scale of their accomplishments and the community they have forged together is astonishing. They should be incredibly proud.”
Alongside our A-Level results, we celebrate the full set of CTH Level 3 Distinctions achieved by our Leiths Cookery School graduates along with 100% A*-A grades for those who took the EPQ, and 100% Distinction* and Distinction grades for our Cambridge Technicals: Sport and Physical Activity graduates.
Mr Johnson commented that “In a school that champions a diverse and holistic Sixth Form education, encapsulated in our Sixth Form Diploma programme, these wider achievements sit proudly alongside the excellence achieved by girls and boys across the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Technical subjects, and Modern Languages.”
Our class of 2022 go on to exciting futures with our full blessing too. Mr Johnson added, “It is heart-warming to know that even within hours of the results being available, the overwhelming majority of our leavers have places or offers secured at university or wider destinations of their choice, in the UK, abroad (including the USA supported by our Overseas University advisor), and in a truly diverse range of subjects, covering everything from Medicine to Mechanical Engineering, History and Computer Science. For the minority still deciding on their next steps, our staff are here and on hand to help.
“For supporting the journeys and outcomes of these students I offer my sincere thanks to all our staff, teaching and OPS. Their ability to adapt teaching styles and continue to provide ongoing support and compassion to students at home and abroad, as well as one another, across the last few years of disruptions, must also be commended.”
The strong results follow hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Truro School has been shortlisted as one of the leading co-educational independent schools in the UK.
Families and prospective pupils are invited to explore the Sixth Form and find out about our Sixth Form Diploma at our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 20 September, 5pm to 8pm. Click here for further details of this event.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.